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Planting potatoes!
Monday, 30 Mar, 2009 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Planting potatoes!

It’s not too late to plant potatoes, but many people will have them in already. We tend to run a few weeks behind everyone else over here – we have heavy clay soil which gets …

5 simple things to grow and eat
Friday, 20 Mar, 2009 – 6:00 | 6 Comments
5 simple things to grow and eat

Gardening is a great self sufficient activity. Unfortunately many people are put off through either lack of space, time or information.
Nothing beats eating home grown produce – it tastes like nothing you can ever buy, …

A natural, safe, environmentally friendly treatment for potato blight using horsetail instead of copper sulphate
Monday, 23 Feb, 2009 – 15:10 | 4 Comments
A natural, safe, environmentally friendly treatment for potato blight using horsetail instead of copper sulphate

According to recent news reports, a record 30% of organic potato farmers asked for special permission from the Soil Association to use large amounts of copper sulphate pesticides to prevent potato blight. No one really …

How to get an allotment with national allotments week
Monday, 11 Aug, 2008 – 2:04 | Comments Off on How to get an allotment with national allotments week
How to get an allotment with national allotments week

If you haven’t got a garden and fancy a bit of the self sufficient Good Life on our green and pleasant land, then this is your week to get started. It’s National Allotments Week!
National allotments …